The Blank Spot

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Ethnofiction – The Stories of Franz Josef Land

Franz Josef Land is an Archipelago located in the Russian Arctic sea. It consists of 191 islands, mostly covered in ice and snow, and is in fact only inhabited by 11 people. Trying to reach out for any connection to Maria Gavrilo, who is one of the 11 inhabitants on Franz Josef Island, did not lead to any success. What still kept curious were other mystical segments of information that started to appear through the internet and were clearly linked to this icy island. We saw it as our task to discover, collect and archive these mysterious information to finally reconstruct and narrate what has been lost. The final output of this process is a series of fictional audio stories, which quite possible occurred on this mysterious place.